Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Cinnamon Leaf has a warm and spicy intoxicating scent and is useful in improving circulation and combating muscular aches and pains. It has effective antiseptic properties and acts as a natural insect repellent. Caution: Pure Cinnamon Leaf Oil should not be used in aromatherapy during pregnancy.
Salvia Sclarea Clary Sage has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb and is thought to promote feelings of well being and happiness. It is a great stress buster, due to it's powerful relaxant properties. This essential oils complex scent, is described as being woody, nutty, herby, spicy and earthy and is used widely in perfumery. The essential oil should be avoided in pregnancy as it is thought to induce labour. Caution: Clary Sage essential oil should not be used in aromatherapy during pregnancy.
Coconut Oil is anti bacterial and brings good cleansing properties to the skin. It adds a luscious rich lather to handmade soaps, whilst improving hydration. Coconut oil is known to provide light moisturising qualities to improve the softness of the skin. It is thought to help in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, acne and insect bites due to its anti inflammatory benefits.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants to include vitamins A and E. It has anti inflammatory, antibacterial properties and is thought to have anti ageing benefits, helping our skin to stay smooth and supple, whilst protecting against outside elements.
Zingiber Officinalis Ginger has been used in traditional herbal medicine for hundreds of years. This essential oil is great for improving circulation in the body and promoting mobility in the joints due to it's warming and anti inflammatory properties. Ginger is thought to provide a natural form of pain relief and has been used to reduce pain in arthritis, rheumatic conditions and muscle aches.
Lavandula Augustifolia Lavender has been used for centuries, for its medicinal properties. This essential oil is beneficial in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and acne, burns and insect bites, due to its powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender is thought to help to stimulate cellular growth to rejuvenate the skin and is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly. It has a distinct floral aroma, which is thought to have a positive effect on the nervous system, helping to induce sleep and promote a calmer more relaxed state of mind.
Thymus Hiemalis The refreshing scent of Lemon Thyme helps to revive and strengthen both body and mind, and it is reputed to stimulate the brain and improve memory! Thyme will enliven when you need to be wakeful but will equally aid with relaxation. It is also helpful in compresses for sores, wounds and rheumatic pain, as well as being a powerful antiseptic.
Manuka Honey is produced in New Zealand by bees fathering nectar from the Manuka Bush. Unlike other Honey, Manuka contains photo-chemicals derived by plants which provide the highest natural antibacterial properties. Honey is an antiseptic and contains valuable vitamins and minerals.
Anthemis Nobilis Chamomile is a soothing/calming essential oil with disinfectant properties. The essential oil is distilled from the flowering heads of the plant to produce a beautiful pale blue oil with a sweet herbaceous fragrance. After Lavender, Roman Chamomile oil is probably the second most versatile oil used in aromatherapy and is particularly beneficial in skincare to soothe sensitive skin, suffering from eczema, dry flaky and red itchy patches.
Citrus Sinensis A cheering, uplifting, warming, essential oil. The Orange Tree was originally a native of the Far East, particularly China and India, and was not used medicinally in Europe until late in the 17th century, as it was considered rare and expensive. The essential oil is a deep golden yellow with the characteristic orange peel aroma and extracted by applying pressure from the outer, coloured part of the peel. It has a variety of therapeutic uses, from relaxing both mind and spirit and is believed to have regenerative properties, treating both mature and irritated skin.
Tea Tree is renowned for its powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is widely used in the treatment of acne. It is also known to work as a natural deodorizer, insect repellent and help in the healing of insect bites.
Triticum Vulgaris Obtained from the germ of the seed, wheatgerm oil contains high amounts of anti-oxidants including vitamin E. It aids in protecting the skin from free radicals and reinforces it's natural protection from external aggressions, like high winds and extreme weather conditions.